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    Palembang South Sumatra Province Indonesia

Location
Palembang is located in South Sumatra Province in the eastern portion of Sumatra Island, to the south of Singapore.

Wartime History
Used briefly by American forces in January 1942 after fleeing from the Philippines. Paratroopers of the Japanese Navy Teisin Rentai (Raiding Parachute Regiment) made a parachute drop at Palembang.

Palembang I Airfield (P1)
Prewar airfield used by USAAF in the early war occupied by the Japanese

Palembang II Airfield (P2)
Secret airfield located at Prabumulih (Praboemoelih)

American missions against Palembang
1942 - 1944

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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